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There hasn't been any text here for most of the time I've been using SparkPeople... guess the 6 month mark is as good a time as any to let you see something about me.
Last year, I lost over 60 pounds. Most of that was before I found SparkPeople. That said, the last of it came off during the first 2.5 months after joining and I have been maintaining my weight since then with very little trouble. All of the credit for that goes to me and to this website - without the resources available ...
There hasn't been any text here for most of the time I've been using SparkPeople... guess the 6 month mark is as good a time as any to let you see something about me.
Last year, I lost over 60 pounds. Most of that was before I found SparkPeople. That said, the last of it came off during the first 2.5 months after joining and I have been maintaining my weight since then with very little trouble. All of the credit for that goes to me and to this website - without the resources available to me here, I am sure that I would not be successfully maintaining my weight.
I still track most of what I eat and most of my activity here. There's the accountability factor, sure. But my primary reason for tracking the food is that I am still working on maintaining a balance between carbs/protein/fat. Oddly enough, the fat is the most difficult minimum for me to meet and carbs would be second hardest on most days. I absolutely love fruits & veggies, but I still don't eat a lot of the other carbs (bread, pasta, etc.) Brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, etc... those things I enjoy fairly regularly as part of a meal. Bread, pasta, cereals, and the like just leave me wanting something else, so I always figure why bother with them when all they do is make me want more food. Too bad I didn't figure that out back when I was packing on the pounds!
I am not currently really involved here beyond my logging and an occasional blog. I read a lot of other blogs, I read articles like crazy... but I have not spent much time involved in the chat threads. I am concerned that for me these activities may be as addictive as food can be.
Well, that, and I tend to be a somewhat private person.




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Member Since: 9/5/2011

SparkPoints: 39,920

Fitness Minutes: 43,402

My Goals:
Goals for 2012 are:

To be happy, healthy & relaxed... and remember that life is an adventure so treat it like one!

To maintain a healthy weight and continue to develop strength and fitness.

To learn something new every day.

Not exactly measurable goals, but they are mine.


My Program:
Drink 9-15 cups of water per day (this changes based on both my activity level and the weather).

Eat 7-10 servings of fruits & vegetables per day (limiting the fruits to 1-2 servings)

Cardio and strength training on a regular basis (cardio usually ends up being part of almost every day).

Personal Information:
I've lived a little bit of everywhere in the U.S. at some point in my life - CA, AL, and TX to name a few - and am currently in the very cold & snowy Upper Peninsula of MI.

Other Information:
I am a daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend.
I love to cook - especially creating new recipes.
I believe it is possible to eat healthy on a very tight budget - full time first hand experience.
I knit and read when I sit still long enough to do those things... much less than in the past, but I still manage to find some time for both.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
6/6/2013 9:40:23 AM

CONGRATS on hitting goal,, not sure when it was,,,but CONGRATS !



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DEBJAE
6/29/2012 9:04:33 AM

Thanks for the snowman! My dog is really doing so much better now...thank goodness! Thanks for reading my blog and your support, friendship and well wishes!! Have a good weekend!



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DEBJAE
5/11/2012 8:51:57 AM

Thanks for the idea about used bikes. I live near a huge metroplex with lots of trails so I'm sure there's something like what you mentioned near.



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POETLKNG2LOSE
5/10/2012 12:00:40 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. We looked it up and found the policy changed. It doesn't apply to people who are going to school and have to wait to have their associate or bachelor degree to be eligible for hire.



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DIZZYBUGS
4/8/2012 7:09:14 PM

Congrats on being in the top 5 for fitness minutes on the leaderboard for the Weekly Challenge(s) Team emoticon



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